BEIJING -- Geely Automobile Holdings, long the subject of
speculation about its political ties, moved to dispel a
widely held belief its chairman's wife was related to Chinese
President Xi Jinping. The automaker, which owns a major stake in Germany's Daimler
AG, Swedish automaker Volvo and the firm that makes London black cabs, revealed
in a filing the name of Chairman Li Shufu's spouse was Li Wang,
and she jointly holds 4.9 million shares in the firm.